Saint Louis Cardinals

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Saint Louis Cardinals
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Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Year Founded: 1882
Colors: red, blue, white
Mascot: Fredbird
Championships: 11
Website: http://cardinals.mlb.com/
Allen Craig of the St.Louis Cardinals plays first base in a game against the Braves in Atlanta Georgia in July 2013

The Saint Louis Cardinals are a Major League Baseball team in the National League Central Division. The Cardinals have won the most World Series in the National League, with 11 victories. They are second in overall World Series wins with only the New York Yankees ahead of them.

Originally founded as the St. Louis Brown Stockings (or Browns) in 1882, they changed their name to the Perfectos in 1899, and have been officially known as the Cardinals since 1900. An American League team also known as the Browns played in St. Louis (1902-1953). Despite being in one of the smaller media markets the Cardinals have a national following, due in large part being the westernmost team in all of baseball until the Dodgers and Giants moved to California, and even then dominated most of the Midwest and western states.

The Cardinals have played in a stadium known as Busch Stadium since 1953. This includes Sportsman's Park (renamed Busch Stadium in 1953), Busch Memorial Stadium (1966 - 2005), and the current Busch Stadium (2006–present). The Cardinals were the first team to win a World Series in the inaugural year of its ballpark since the New York Yankees did it in 1923.

Mascot: Fredbird.

Rivals: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals.

World Series Championships: 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011

National League Pennants: 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1982, 1985, 1987, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013

Roster

*Not on active roster
**Not on 40 man roster

Pitchers

  • 41 - Mitchell Boggs
  • 29 - Chris Carpenter
  • 31 - Ryan Franklin
  • 54 - Jaime Garcia
  • 53 - Blake Hawksworth
  • 52 - Josh Kinney
  • 26 - Kyle Lohse
  • 46 - Kyle McClellan
  • 43 - Trever Miller
  • 60 - Jason Motte
  • 71 - Tyler Norrick
  • 75 - Adam Ottavino
  • 33 - Brad Penny
  • 36 - Dennys Reyes
  • 73 - Francisco Samuel
  • 50 - Adam Wainwright
  • 62 - P.J. Walters
St. Louis Cardinals gold glove catcher Yadier Molina at Busch Stadium

Catchers

  • 67 - Bryan Anderson
  • 21 - Jason LaRue
  • 4 - Yadier Molina
  • 19 - Matt Pagnozzi

Infielders

  • 23 - David Freese
  • 27 - Tyler Greene
  • 83 - Mark Hamilton
  • 8 - Felipe Lopez
  • 5 - Albert Pujols
  • 13 - Brendan Ryan
  • 55 - Skip Schumaker

Outfielders

  • 66 - Allen Craig
  • 7 - Matt Holliday
  • 68 - John Jay
  • 84 - Daryl Jones
  • 47 - Ryan Ludwick
  • 22 - Joe Mather
  • 28 - Colby Rasmus
  • 64 - Shane Robinson
  • 34 - Nick Stavinoha

Minor League Affiliates

The minor league affiliates of the Cardinals are:

  • AAA - Memphis Redbirds
  • AA - Springfield Cardinals
  • A Adv. - Palm Beach Cardinals
  • A - Quad Cities River Bandits
  • SS - Batavia Muckdogs
  • Rookie - Johnson City Cardinals
Home of the Cardinals, a game at Busch Stadium in 2007 located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri

All Star Games

Two all star games have been held at the home of the National League St. Louis Cardinals. The first was known as a blistering one hundred five-degree game held at then-new Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on July 14, 1966 as the 37th all-star game ever in MLB. Pete Richert, pitching the bottom of the 10th, gave up a base hit to Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver, a sacrifice bunt by Ron Hunt and a walk-off single to center by Maury Wills. Playing the entire 10 innings at third base and getting three of his team's six hits, Brooks Robinson was named this all star game's most valuable player, even though he was on the losing side.

The St. Louis Cardinals, hosted the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009. This was the 80th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL). Fox televised the contest, with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver in the booth for the game broadcast, joined at the bottom of the 2nd inning by President Barack Obama. American League pitchers at one point retired 18 straight National league batters before pitcher Joe Nathan walked Adrián González with two outs in the eighth inning. Nathan, however, struck out Ryan Howard with runners on second and third to end the threat. Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn a record fourth All-Star Game save. Carl Crawford was given the MLB All-Star Game's Most Valuable Player award.

Playoff history

President George W. Bush hosts the 2006 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals at the White House in the East Room Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Cardinals Managing partner and chairman William O. DeWitt Jr.(Left), President of the United States George W. Bush (Center), and General Manager of St. Louis Cardinals Walt Jocketty (Right) are surrounded by team players and personnel.

In 1944 the Cardinals defeated the cross-town Browns in the only all-St. Louis World Series. The 1946 Cardinals finished in a first-place tie with Brooklyn, and defeated the Dodgers two straight in baseball's first-ever league playoff series before defeating the Boston Red Sox in seven games to capture the world series championship. The Cardinals began play in the current Busch Stadium in 2006, becoming the first team since 1923 to win the World Series in their first season in a new ballpark. In postseason appearances, the St. Louis Cardinals have faced the Atlanta Braves five times, which is tied for most with the New York Yankees as an opponent. In five playoff appearances, all in the world Series with the Yankees, the Cardinals won three -- in 1926, 1942 and 1964. The Cardinals are one of the top teams to reach the playoffs most in MLB. Only two teams have reached the playoffs more than the Cardinals, The Yankees and Dodgers. The franchise has won eleven World Series.

Franchise records by postseason round

Updated through the 2019 postseason.

Franchise Wild Card Game Won Wild Card Game Total Division Series Won Division Series Total League Championship Series Won League Championship Series Total World Series Won World Series Total Total Postseason Appearances
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 1 2 6 1 2 1 1 6
Boston / Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves 0 1 6 15 5 11 3 9 25
St. Louis Browns / Baltimore Orioles 1 2 3 4 5 10 3 7 14
Boston Red Sox 0 0 7 13 6 11 9 13 24
Chicago Cubs 1 2 4 7 1 6 3 11 20
Chicago White Sox 0 0 1 3 1 3 3 5 9
Cincinnati Reds 0 1 1 3 5 8 5 9 15
Cleveland Indians 0 1 5 10 3 5 2 6 14
Colorado Rockies 1 2 1 4 1 1 0 1 5
Detroit Tigers 0 0 4 5 3 7 4 11 16
Houston Astros 1 1 5 11 3 7 1 3 13
Kansas City Royals 1 1 2 3 4 8 2 4 9
California / Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels 0 0 3 7 1 6 1 1 10
Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 7 14 7 13 6 20 33
Florida/Miami Marlins 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Seattle Pilots / Milwaukee Brewers 0 1 2 4 1 3 0 1 6
Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins 0 1 1 7 2 5 3 6 16
New York Mets 0 1 4 4 5 8 2 5 9
New York Yankees 2 3 13 21 11 17 27 40 55
Philadelphia / Kansas City / Oakland Athletics 0 3 2 8 6 11 9 14 28
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 3 6 5 9 2 7 14
Pittsburgh Pirates 1 3 0 1 2 9 5 7 17
San Diego Padres 0 0 1 4 2 2 0 2 5
Seattle Mariners 0 0 3 4 0 3 0 0 4
New York / San Francisco Giants 2 2 4 8 5 7 8 20 26
St. Louis Cardinals 1 1 11 14 7 14 11 19 29
Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays 2 2 1 5 1 1 0 1 5
Washington Senators / Texas Rangers 0 1 2 7 2 2 0 2 8
Toronto Blue Jays 1 1 2 2 2 7 2 2 7
Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals 1 1 2 6 1 2 1 1 6
Totals 16 32 104 208 100 200 115 230 450


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